UFC bantamweight champion American Aljamain Sterling said he was waiting for a rematch against Petr Yan. He also hinted at the use of doping by the Russian.
“I can’t wait to destroy you. Dirty rat,” Sterling wrote on Twitter, accompanying the syringe emoji post.
After that, the American began to actively write about doping problems in Russia. First, he remembered the former head of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory, Grigory Rodchenkov, who later became a WADA informant.
“Do you think USADA sends Americans to Russia to check their athletes? Don’t make me laugh,” Sterling wrote.
The first fight between Yan and Sterling took place in March 2021 and ended with the disqualification of the Russian for using a prohibited technique. Yang lost his championship belt.